G4 logic board in a G3?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by kingcrowing, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    kingcrowing

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    Location:
    Burlington, VT
    #1
    I've got a Powermac G3 B&W, does anyone know if a motherboard from a G4 Sawtooth/Gig ethernt/Digital Audio will fit in here? also will the powersupply be compatiable? thanks!
     
  2. macrumors 65816

    SmurfBoxMasta

    #2
    Fit yes,
    All ports lined up....no
    requires some creative dremeling

    B&W, Yikes & ST mobos are very similar, but not identical, in the component layout, but not really enough to make a difference other than the port arrangement on the backplane

    PSU is the same on B&W, Yikes and Sawtoothies
    Bigger/different on DA, GE & up
     
  3. macrumors G4

    Mord

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    Aug 24, 2003
    Location:
    Old York
    #3
    only a pci graphics G4 mobo would fit, and they are identical to B&W mobo's, with some hacking sure it'd fit but it's not worth the effot, just get a G4 zif.
     

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